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  Topic: Speedometer not reading correctly
eggsalad

Replies: 1
Views: 29

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: Speedometer not reading correctly
All Buddys (and probably all Genuine scooters) have this problem. There are already countless threads on this forum about this issue.

To sum up all of those threads, there really isn't a viable way ...
  Topic: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
eggsalad

Replies: 10
Views: 177

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Advice on a 2009 Buddy International italia 150cc used!
No polite way to say it, these people have been sniffing glue.

And if you're willing to pay two grand for a bike like that, borrow a pickup and come to Vegas and I will happily sell you my scooter ...
  Topic: Speedometer wire?
eggsalad

Replies: 9
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:49 am   Subject: Speedometer wire?
Disconnect it at the bottom on the wheel. Now you have all the slack you need!

BE CAREFUL - do not let the internal cable fall out of the sleeve onto the dirty ground. Tape it, wrap it in a paper t ...
  Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
eggsalad

Replies: 8
Views: 148

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:12 pm   Subject: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
$4100 plus tax, title, plate and whatever fees your local Honda dealer piles on. At my local dealer, I'd expect to pay $5500-$6000 out the door.

Nice bike? Sure. $5500 worth of nice? Not for this f ...
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
eggsalad

Replies: 10
Views: 244

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:43 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Saw your RA in the shop today Smile
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
eggsalad

Replies: 10
Views: 244

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Bless you for riding in 105+ heat. My Buddy is parked until the temperature drops Smile
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:27 am   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Do you have the Buddy long stem mirrors?

Yes, I believe that's what I have.
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:39 pm   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
Another idea is to wrap the threads of the mirror with thread tape, also known as plumbers tape.

Since I own it already, teflon tape is effectively free, so it's certainly worth a try. Thanks for t ...
  Topic: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Mirror problems... help me find a solution, please.
In my current situation, getting my scoot out the door requires loosening the (stock) mirrors and swinging them in - there's no way around that.

In general, threaded fasteners are designed to be us ...
  Topic: White sidewall tires?
eggsalad

Replies: 18
Views: 401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:12 pm   Subject: White sidewall tires?
Well I can honestly say the whitewall paint was a flop. It turned yellow within 2 days and now it is starting to peel. It looks pretty bad.

Yes, I read the directions, prepped accordingly and it wa ...
  Topic: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 264

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 pm   Subject: Looks like the US will be getting something fun from Honda!
I can't understand how anyone buys a new Honda scooter. Some years back I looked at a Metro when the MSRP was $2299. At my local dealer, it was over $4k out the door with taxes and all their ridiculou ...
  Topic: Speedometer wire?
eggsalad

Replies: 9
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:47 pm   Subject: Speedometer wire?
Disconnect it at the bottom on the wheel. Now you have all the slack you need!

BE CAREFUL - do not let the internal cable fall out of the sleeve onto the dirty ground. Tape it, wrap it in a paper t ...
  Topic: Speedometer wire?
eggsalad

Replies: 9
Views: 245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:17 am   Subject: Speedometer wire?
I have 2 tips.

Tip #1 - there is a bit of slack you can pull up through the tube, maybe 20-25mm, but every little bit helps.

Tip #2 - plug in the speedometer connector. Rotate the *entire* top c ...
  Topic: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
eggsalad

Replies: 3
Views: 197

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:31 am   Subject: Missing USB outlet on 2021 Buddy Kick
Or if you're so inclined, you can replace that cigarette port with a USB port yourself. They're only a few bucks on Amazon, etc.
  Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
eggsalad

Replies: 8
Views: 297

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:42 am   Subject: G400C Questions/Comments
If there is a signal, it might be interesting to wire up a circuit to a display or something just for kicks.

You could wire it up to... I dunno... a gas gauge?
  Topic: Royal Alloy
eggsalad

Replies: 43
Views: 1679

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 am   Subject: Royal Alloy
Since I live in Nevada

We are in the same town. I'd like to know more about your lithium experience. Did you buy your battery locally?
  Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
eggsalad

Replies: 8
Views: 297

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 pm   Subject: G400C Questions/Comments
I was just bored enough to dig into this. Couldn't find a G400C wiring diagram nor service manual, but I found one for the Shineray XY400. Shineray is the company that manufactures the G400C for Genui ...
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
eggsalad

Replies: 9
Views: 399

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:35 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
I don't mind paying money for good parts. I do mind paying obscene markups on good parts.
  Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
eggsalad

Replies: 8
Views: 297

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:00 am   Subject: G400C Questions/Comments
yes, you will need to find time to take a casual (ie, not commuting) ride with a pint of gas in a bottle in your backpack. That's the way to find out for sure.
  Topic: G400C Questions/Comments
eggsalad

Replies: 8
Views: 297

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:34 pm   Subject: G400C Questions/Comments
Just thinking out loud here... The fuel level sender is probably a resistance unit with a float, just like the scooters. The more the float drops, the lower the resistance gets. Then I'm betting they ...
  Topic: How much for my Stella?
eggsalad

Replies: 11
Views: 380

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:27 pm   Subject: How much for my Stella?
I think we scared him off, folks! Smile
  Topic: How much for my Stella?
eggsalad

Replies: 11
Views: 380

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:33 pm   Subject: How much for my Stella?
I don't want to ruin your day, friend, but I'm not convinced this is a $2000 scooter in 100% functional condition. And yours isn't.

Here's an ad for a '14 in good shape for $1295

https://www.sma ...
  Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
eggsalad

Replies: 9
Views: 399

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:49 pm   Subject: Why? But to good to pass.
TBH, Genuine's parts pricing is insane, bordering on criminal.

I wanted to buy a new OEM front brake caliper for my '08 150. List price is $129!

By contrast, I can waltz into a Ford dealer and b ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
eggsalad

Replies: 43
Views: 1679

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I'd like to know more about the "tiny lithium battery". Is it DIY or off-the-shelf? Please advise.
  Topic: New Member Intro...
eggsalad

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:13 pm   Subject: New Member Intro...
Welcome. I too believe you got a good deal.
  Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
eggsalad

Replies: 4
Views: 255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:51 am   Subject: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
I can't remember what it looks like but I may have a fix for you. I have some cable ties that are reusable and have a mount you put a screw through. I'll be out running some errands tomorrow. I could ...
  Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
eggsalad

Replies: 4
Views: 255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:44 pm   Subject: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
Was doing some work on my caliper, and realized there is supposed to be a clip holding the brake hose to the front fender. Mine is long gone.

Genuine part number is: 92362328000 and it is identifie ...
  Topic: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
eggsalad

Replies: 5
Views: 394

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:27 am   Subject: OT: Why you should always get the Service Manual
3 gallons would be funnier.
  Topic: Roughouses in Hawaii
eggsalad

Replies: 3
Views: 283

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:54 am   Subject: Roughouses in Hawaii
Thing is... if you're buying a Roughhouse 50 from a dealer, the dealer will probably know if Hawaii considers it to be a moped. And if you're buying a second-hand Roughhouse 50, I would think the pers ...
  Topic: Roughouses in Hawaii
eggsalad

Replies: 3
Views: 283

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:50 am   Subject: Roughouses in Hawaii
Hawaii statute ยง286-2 Definitions:

"Moped" means a device upon which a person may ride which has two or three wheels in contact with the ground,

(Yes. A Roughhouse 50 has 2 wheels i ...
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
eggsalad

Replies: 15
Views: 520

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
(applies to motorcycles as well)

It seems obvious and intuitive to me that the headlight of a 2-wheel motor vehicle should point in the direction in which that vehicle is moving. And a great number ...
  Topic: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
eggsalad

Replies: 15
Views: 463

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:48 am   Subject: Tire age? New tires over 6 years old.
It's unconscionable. IANAL, but I would say it borders on criminal negligence. Thanks for outing the offender. I'll never buy a thing from them.
  Topic: Caliper rebuild kit?
eggsalad

Replies: 1
Views: 279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:46 am   Subject: Caliper rebuild kit?
First of all, let me state that it's entirely obscene that Genuine asks $130 for a new caliper. Fer gosh sakes, I can get a new caliper for an F-150 for half that!

But I can't seem to find a rebuil ...
  Topic: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
eggsalad

Replies: 24
Views: 608

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:10 am   Subject: PLEASE HELP new buddy 125 rear brake issue & stability i
Sounds like a bent or out-of-round wheel. Did you buy it from a dealer? If so, the warranty begins on the date of sale.
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
eggsalad

Replies: 26
Views: 741

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 am   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
There! Fixed forever.

I don't personally know you, but I love you for this.
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
eggsalad

Replies: 26
Views: 741

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 pm   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
You should write a letter of complaint about the speedometer to Genuine Scooter Co. They haven't acted on these complaints for the last 14 years; maybe yours will do the trick.

14 years and they ca ...
  Topic: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
eggsalad

Replies: 26
Views: 741

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 am   Subject: Brand New 2018 buddy 125 Speedometer WAY off.
You should write a letter of complaint about the speedometer to Genuine Scooter Co. They haven't acted on these complaints for the last 14 years; maybe yours will do the trick.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
eggsalad

Replies: 269
Views: 27747

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:09 pm   Subject: Re: Italjet Velocifero 50
Love the headlights on these bikes!

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/mcy/d/phoenix-1997-italjet-velocifero-50/7148821951.html

Somebody wants a grand for a non-running 50cc *anything*?? I'll ca ...
  Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
Thanks! As I have an '08, I don't have the "neck ring" but I can certainly shoot for below the neck.
  Topic: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
eggsalad

Replies: 6
Views: 333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 am   Subject: EEC issues, fuel drip from Active Carbon Can
After a long ride today, I discovered gasoline dripping on to my exhaust.

That's NEVER a good thing!

Took off some panels and did some poking around. The only possible place the drip could have ...
  Topic: Fuel Gauge and Horn Won't Work on Buddy 125 - 2nd Fuse?
eggsalad

Replies: 2
Views: 282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:39 am   Subject: Fuel Gauge and Horn Won't Work on Buddy 125 - 2nd Fuse?
I can't help you, but I'm glad you found your fuse! Did you find it at NAPA as I suggested?
  Topic: Where to Buy Fuse
eggsalad

Replies: 4
Views: 287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:25 pm   Subject: Where to Buy Fuse
"Northeastern Oklahoma" is a pretty broad area, but there's a NAPA in Grove, and one in Miami, and one in Katner, and one in Nowata, and one in Langley.

If NAPA doesn't have that fuse on ...
  Topic: A $10 trunk?
eggsalad

Replies: 17
Views: 773

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:06 pm   Subject: A $10 trunk?
It would be nice to have a case that big for storing my 3/4 helmet when parked. It barely crams into the underseat storage, but when I do that, the helmet can be uncomfortably warm when I get out of t ...
  Topic: Buddy 150 chrome exhaust tip?
eggsalad

Replies: 1
Views: 235

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Buddy 150 chrome exhaust tip?
Even though it's an early '08, my Buddy is still in very nice condition.

Except for the chrome exhaust finisher, which is rusty and pitted. According to the parts manual I have, it's not available ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
eggsalad

Replies: 42
Views: 1331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:58 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Around my area, the 2 main Genuine dealers only carry the 50cc range, and thats the Buddy 2-stroke and the Rough House 2-stroke.

I would venture that *most* scooters sold in the US are in the 50cc ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
eggsalad

Replies: 42
Views: 1331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
It's interesting that Genuine is adding 50cc models when Yamaha has recently discontinued all their 50s in the US market. 2018 was the last year for the Vino 50 and 2019 appears to have been the last ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
eggsalad

Replies: 11
Views: 491

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:24 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Seems to me it's a "while you're in there" part. A new one is a couple of bucks.
  Topic: buddy 125 seat
eggsalad

Replies: 2
Views: 323

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: buddy 125 seat
Help me (us) understand what you mean by "better riding position".

I'm fairly certain the the primary design intent of the low seat was to make shorter riders reach the floorboards (or th ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
eggsalad

Replies: 42
Views: 1331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I kind of like the NIU line, but the fastest, the GT, only gets to 45mph, and you better not do that too much, or you get a mere 30 miles of range.

Also, not all Genuine dealers carry NIU; mine doe ...
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
eggsalad

Replies: 42
Views: 1331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:20 am   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
As with many things, the laws haven't kept up with the technology. There are also unscrupulous vendors who love to say "it's just a bike".

As far as I'm concerned, if it operates at the s ...
 
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